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Welcome to the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.

Prof. Samuel B. OLALEYE
B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD (Ib.)
Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences


The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences is derived from the defunct Faculty of Medicine – one of the three foundation Faculties of the University. The Faculty currently has 10 Departments. These are the Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology/Therapeutics located on the main campus while the Departments of Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Medical Microbiology, Pathology, Virology as well as the new Biomedical Laboratory Science are located on the UCH campus.

Individually and collectively, the various Departments in the Faculty continue to contribute greatly to manpower development mandate of this University. Specifically, we contribute to the training of MBBS and BDS (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology/Therapeutics, Pathology, Medical Microbiology/Parasitology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Virology) students; B.Sc. Biochemistry and Physiology students; B. Pharmacy (Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology/Therapeutics) programmes; B.Sc. Human Nutrition (Biochemistry, Physiology) programme, B. Physiotherapy (Anatomy, Physiology) progaramme; B. Nursing (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry) programme. The Faculty also runs M.Sc, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in the Departments of Biochemistry, Physiology, Anatomy, Pharmacology/Therapeutics, Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Virology.

In the area of research, it is on record that major discoveries and breakthrough research findings have emanated from works of scientists in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. It is worthy of note that many of these findings have informed and continue to inform medical practice and public health programmes in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

In line with the University goal of becoming a world-class University, the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences has identified the following research focus:

      i. Human and cell structural biology

     ii. Carcinogenesis and mutagenesis of food products and   environmental toxicants in Nigeria.

    iii. Medicinal properties of natural products

    iv. Disorders of carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism, mineral metabolism, vitaminology.

     v. Reproductive endocrinology, toxicology, and immunology of Infectious and parasitic diseases.

    vi. Diagnosis, epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathology of diseases of medical importance in Nigeria.

   vii. Diagnosis, epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathology of blood cells and hard tissue cancers in Nigeria.

   viii. Haemoglobinopathies and coagulopathies

    ix. Ecology, diagnosis, epidemiology pathogenesis and pathology of viruses of medical and economic importance in Nigeria.

     x. Microbial genome sequence, analyses.

     xi. Development of diagnostics drugs and vaccines.

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